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reluctant

re·luc·tant

reluctant

 
 
pronunciation:
rih luhk tnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unenthusiastic or unwilling; disinclined.
He was always reluctant to play an instrument when he was young, but now he wishes he had.She was reluctant to sign the documents without consulting a lawyer.
synonyms:
disinclined, indisposed, unwilling
antonyms:
eager, glad, ready, willing
similar words:
averse, loath
definition 2: displaying resistance or opposition.
Reluctant members of the committee began a protest.
synonyms:
averse, loath, opposed, resistant, unwilling
similar words:
antagonistic, antipathetic
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derivation: reluctantly (adv.)
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